"I've been looking for years to find a man like him.... I've combed the whole goddam country. There are lots of good journalists around, but they're all cockeyed left-wingers."
That's how publisher Eugene C. Pulliam praised M. Stanton Evans in 1960, when he tapped the 26-year-old conservative Yale graduate and close friend of National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. to edit the Indianapolis News.
Evans went on to become a leading light of the conservative movement, helping to found Young Americans for Freedom in 1960 and establishing the National Journalism Center in 1977.
In light of those and many other accomplishments, NewsBusters parent organization the Media Research Center (MRC) is proud to announce M. Stanton Evans is the recipient of the 2010 William F. Buckley Jr. Award for Media Excellence, given to honor conservative leaders who exemplify the spirit and tenacity of the late Mr. Buckley.
Evans will be presented with the award today at the MRC’s “Tell the Truth!” 2010 Tour event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
“Stan Evans’ list of contributions to the conservative movement is nearly impossible to measure,” said Brent Bozell, presenter of the award and president and founder of the Media Research Center.
“It is champions like him that keep the conservative movement going. His unwavering dedication to simple, common sense principles and truths have led him to found some of our movement’s leading organizations. His writing and wit capture an audience that benefits from his no-nonsense approach to politics. This is our fourth William F. Buckley Jr. Award and I am so pleased to award it to Stan Evans, one of our nation’s true heroes.”
For the full MRC press release, click here.